I'm new here and can truly use some advice and help please? I have a degenerative disc in the L4-L5 section of my lower back and have battled with this for 6 years now. I was working before I got diagnosed and that took about 3 years to find the right doctor to get a diagnosis and anyway I had to stop working because I kept falling all the time. I have good days and bad days and recently I've been thinking about trying to get back to work but my only problem is some times I can't stand or sit for long periods of time without major pain in my back and not able to walk without falling. It doesn't happen all the time but it does happen a lot of times and some times I can tell its coming and other times not so much
I'm trying to figure out whether I should push myself and just hope and pray for good days if I'm able to find a job and get back to work or try to apply for disability? A lot of people I know think I should just push myself no matter what because my hubby and I need the extra income and they know we need it but I seriously think I'm making myself worse. What do ya'll think?